7 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2013 7:03 AM by hackneypirate
hackneypirate Level 1 (0 points)

im having problems importing prores files at correct frame rate. they have been converted to prores at 25fps but on importing they appear in fcp as 30fps. any help would be appreciated.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Russ H Level 7 (20,240 points)

    How were they converted and from what format to what format?


    If you open the converted clip in Quick Time and bring up the Movie Inspector, what does it say about the frame rate?



  • hackneypirate Level 1 (0 points)

    The files were shot avchd converted using to Apple Prores using Wondershare Ultimate for mac, when opened in QT inspector says 25fps but when imported they go to 30 fps. The shots are shot to playback hence a lot of scratching of beard!

    Thanks Russ

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,240 points)

    So where do you see them as 30? And is it 30 or 29.97?


    Better yet, in FCP select a clip in the Tme Line and hit command 9 to show the clip properties; then click in a blank space in the Time line and hit command 0 to show the sequence settings. Post screenshots of the information.



  • hackneypirate Level 1 (0 points)

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    hope this helps, have also tried starting new project with 25fps set up they still come in at 30fps

  • Nick Holmes Level 7 (29,990 points)

    If you converted to ProRes, why are your clips showing as mp4  on the Timeline and why is your Sequence setting using H.264? That can cause all sorts of problems.


    1. Contact Wondershare and tell them that you want your money back.

    2. Use Compressor (you already have it) to transcode your clips properly.

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,240 points)

    I don't know anything about Wondershare. But it seems something may have got messed up in the conversion. Or maybe there is an identifier on the converted clip that has FCP confused and it really is 25 fps.


    To begin, your sequence settings don't match your clips. You want a Pro Res sequence. Let FCP set this automatically by dragging a Pro Res to an empty sequence and when gives you a message asking whether you want the sequence to match the clips, click yes. Then hit command 0 again and see whether the frame rate is set at 30 or 25.


    If it really is 30, then it will need to be converted and re-imported. It can be done in Compressor or in Cinema Tools. If you have used Cinema Tools before, great. Of not, I'll defer to others because it's been a while and I don't want to mess you up.


    Good luck.



  • hackneypirate Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Russ & Nick, already onto wondershare to try and resolve that problem. have dragged footage onto a fresh time line and yes it sets the frame rate 30fps. Will try compressor. And Nick point one is complicated, having taken screen shot i thought someone would notice, however i can assure you i could open an alternative project with everything in prores and its the same. Going to pub to watch cricket & thanks